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About Us

H.K. McJunkin, Inc. has been in business since 1927. From then until now our dedication to delivering the best service and the finest quality tools and equipment has never wavered.  Our company has a long and storied history that spans the 20th century. The history of H.K. McJunkin, Inc. is nothing short of a truly American success story:

  • 1927 - Hugh K. McJunkin founds H.K. McJunkin. As a sales representative working out of his home, his major line is Porter Cable, selling to hardware stores and mill supply houses in the western Pennsylvania area.
  • 1935 - Hugh K. McJunkin grows his business and rents a storefront on Edgewood Ave. in the Swissvale neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
  • 1945 - Richard H. McJunkin, son of Hugh McJunkin, newly home from service in WWII, joins the business as a partner. He works as a traveling salesman, allowing expansion of territory as far as Erie, PA to Bluefield, WV. 
  • 1954 - Our current building at 7724 Edgewood Ave. is purchased, become the headquarters of operation for H.K. McJunkin
  • 1954 to 1960 - A second building is purchased at the same location and H.K. McJunkin begins stocking Stanley Hand & Power Tools, Michigan Wood ladders and Werner aluminum ladders. H.K. McJunkin becomes a major regional distributor of these products.
  • 1960 - H.K. McJunkin continues its expansion, adding an addition onto it's building.
  • 1961 - Hugh K. McJunkin, founder and namesame, retires. Richard McJunkin starts to transition the business from sales representative to stocking distributor. Porter Cable (now Rockwell Power Tools) is reacquired, and Milwaukee Electric tools are added to stock.
  • 1967 - Richard K. McJunkin, son of Richard H. McJunkin, joins the company
  • 1968 - H.K. McJunkin incorporates and becomes H.K. McJunkin, Inc. Buiness is still wholesale with hardware and mill supply
  • 1969 - Bill Ward taken on as outside salesman, Ron Johnson as inside salesman. H.K. McJunkin, Inc. begins selling direct to large users in addition to wholesale business. Black & Decker and Skil lines taken on and added to stock
  • 1971 - As the business continues to grow, an additional building at 7724-26 Edgewood Ave is purchased
  • 1972 - Hugh D. McJunkin (son of Richard H. McJunkin) joins his father and older brother in the business. Stanley Power Tool is purchased by Bosch
  • 1975 to 1983 - Metabo, Kett, Fein lines are added as H.K. McJunkin, Inc. becomes a true power tool house
  • 1983 - Richard H. McJunkin retires. An additional building is purchased at 7728-7734 Edgewood Ave. The company uses this expansion phase to build a new office and showroom. 
  • 1984 to 1989 - Major accessory lines are added: Sait (United Abrasives), Diamond Products,  Knaack and Weatherguard
  • 1993 - Black & Decker begins marketing under Dewalt
  • 1993 to 2000 - Resale business to hardware stores begins to decline due to the advent of 'big box' stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. Mill supply business declines due to loss of mills across the US. H.K. McJunkin looks to expand direct business by taking on Ridgid, having great success.
  • 2000 to Present - H.K. McJunkin repositions to meet the changing business landscape of the 21st century. A combination of inside and outside salesmen with knowledge and experience selling the premiere lines of tools and industrial/construction products keep our company and traditions strong.
Hugh K. McJunkin, founder

Richard H. McJunkin and his wife Alene, shown here in a portrait from the mid-1980s

H.K. McJunkin, Inc., pre-expansion in the early 1980s

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7am to 5pm
7724 Edgewood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218